The 2015 U21 Student Summit was held at National University of Singapore from February 26 to 28, JI student Peng Yuan and Ci Mo of Antai College of Economics & Management were SJTU’s representatives.
On March 4, a delegate from the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) led by Vice President Ramon Wyss visited the Joint Institute, exchanged ideas about collaboration, and signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
The memorandum of understanding stipulates that the scope of the collaborative projects includes but not limited to health prognostics and management of mechanical components, health prognostics and diagnostics of energy storage systems, and physics-of-failure modeling. Based on the MOU, both parties hope to develop mutually beneficial long-term collaboration and exchange.
Within the next five years, the two sides will cooperate in launching a number of scientific and technological projects in materials science, manufacturing technology, and component technology.
At the forum, many alumni showed great interest in establishing a formal JI Alumni Association. They suggested setting up branches based on regions and professions. They planned to organize activities to connect the alumni and provide information for late comers.
Dr. Christopher Cooley and Prof. Robert Parker from the UM-SJTU Joint Institute have recently received the 2014 Doak Prize from the Journal of Sound and Vibration for their paper titled “Unusual gyroscopic system eigenvalue behavior in high-speed planetary gears”.
“It is amazing how much the students can achieve in 2 months’time. Their prototypes are very close to our target and will be put into production. Our cooperation with the Joint Institute has been very successful and we look forward to more collaboration in the future.”
At conclusion of the meeting, Dean Huang emphasized that JI advocates Open Door Policy and the town hall meeting is a channel for students to knock at the door, give suggestion, and help JI improve.
Chairman Jiang was gratified to see that the Joint Institute continues to make progress under the leadership of Dean Huang. He hoped the collaboration between the two universities in internationalization, research, and disciplines will progress to a new phase of UM-SJTU JI 2.0 in the next 8 to 10 years.
This tournament is one of the most difficult tournaments of the season, and includes some of the top schools across China and features students from cities all across the nation. This overwhelming regional diversity reflects the very best of the NHSDLC.
On November 8th, JI welcomed a group of special visitors who are closely connected with the UM-SJTU Joint Institute. More than 20 alumni of the University of Michigan, ranging from Class 1986 to 2014, were excited to come ‘home’ and enjoyed talking with the faculty...
JI Ph.D. Student Hanyang Zhuang Received Outstanding Paper Award in 2014 ASME Fluids Engineering Division (ASME FED) Conference in Chicago.